Pascal Bidegorry


Role: Navigator

As French as they come

Date of birth: January 15, 1968

Lives: France

Languages: French and English

Role: Navigator

What he said:
We will fight to win, naturally, but in the meantime I want us to have a little fun too - this is what we do!” ­

Sailing experience:

If we were to give a full overview of Pascal’s sailing ‘CV’, we would need to write a book. Here is an attempt to summarise a few of his key achievements below. Don’t say we didn’t warn you…

- Winner of Solitaire du Figaro in 2000
- Winner of multihull world championship in 2001
- Winner of the French Mumm30 championship in 2001
- Winner of Grand Prix de Fécamp ORMA 60 and Grand Prix de Lorient ORMA 60 in 2002
- Winner French Figaro championship in 2002
- Participated in Auckland-Rio leg of the 2002 Volvo Ocean Race onboard SEB
Transat Jacques Vabre winner in 2005 on ORMA 60
- Set speed record on ORMA 60 in 2007
- Set Transatlantic record and 24 hour distance record as skipper on Banque Populaire V
Winner of Spi Ouest France in 2012 on Safran
- Winner Multi One Championship (MOD 70) in 2012
- 3rd in 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race with Dongfeng Race Team
- Winner Transat Jacques Vabre with François Gabart on 100ft trimaran MACIF

Charles on Pascal:
I don’t know if I would have managed to do so well without Pascal in the last race. Everybody said we had a faster boat – I don’t say that. I say ‘we had Pascal Bidégorry on board’.

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